Pun­ish­ment needed

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

Re your ar­ti­cle, “‘Get it through your thick head’: Mag­is­trate warns woman”. Maybe the mag­is­trates need to get it into their heads that con­tin­u­ously giv­ing this crim, and oth­ers like her, pro­ba­tion and fines that she never pays is the rea­son she con­tin­ues to of­fend. Let’s face it – apart from the in­con­ve­nience of hav­ing to at­tend court to lis­ten to this mag­is­trate pon­tif­i­cat­ing, she has again got away with­out any real penalty. As she ap­pears, from the story, to rou­tinely drive when her li­cence is can­celled, at the very least the mag­is­trate should have con­fis­cated the car she was driv­ing. Send­ing the sher­iff in to con­fis­cate some of her per­sonal be­long­ings to re­coup the un­paid fines would also do far more to get her at­ten­tion than just another pro­ba­tion. MONTY ARM­STRONG Ma­roon­dan

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